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Student, 10, who cut hand on chair may get $8,000 from Ken-Ton district

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school district has informally agreed to pay $8,000 after a 10-year-old boy sliced his hand on a chair in a school auditorium.

The boy's parents, Brian and Cammi North, brought a personal injury claim on behalf of their son, who was at Franklin Middle School, 540 Parkhurst Blvd., in November 2017 for a school play.

He cut his right hand on a metal spring poking out of a chair, the claim states. Cammi North took him to Wheatfield Pediatrics, where the boy's wound was cleaned and sutured.

The boy, now 12, had to miss a week of gym class and sports practices, and still has a scar, but he otherwise has fully recovered.

Attorneys for the district and the family reached a verbal agreement in June to pay the boy $7,650 and pay $350 toward the expenses incurred by his law firm, Viola Cummings & Lindsay, which waived its standard fee. The attorneys are asking a State Supreme Court justice to approve the settlement.

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